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Posted on: May 16, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Possession of Unregister Firearms, High Capacity Magazine, and Loaded Firearm



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Possession of Unregister Firearms, High Capacity Magazine, and Loaded Firearm
Station Area:Coachella
Written Date:May 16, 2020Time:3:50 AM
Incident Date:May 15, 2020Time:10:41 PM
Incident Location:50500 block of Saltillo Circle, Coachella
Reporting Officer:Sergeant George Acevedo
File Number(s):Y201360039


On Friday, May 15, 2020, about 10:41 PM, Coachella Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 50500 block of Saltillo Circle, within the city of Coachella regarding reckless driving at the neighborhood park. Deputies contacted Anthony Moya-Valenzuela, an 18-year-old resident of Coachella, during a vehicle check. A consensual search of the vehicle revealed a loaded Glock 27 (.40 caliber) handgun, a Glock 19 (9mm) handgun, and a MK IV (.45 caliber) assault type pistol with a threaded barrel, on the floorboard of the right rear seat position. Moya-Valenzuela was taken into custody and charged with possession of an assault type weapon with a threaded barrel, possession of a high capacity magazine, possession of unregistered firearms, and carrying a concealed loaded firearm in a vehicle.   

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Deputy Newton at (760)863-8990, or Crime Stoppers at (760)341-STOP (7867).

Anthony Moya-Valenzuela


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